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Spybot.ACY

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spybot.ACY
Technical name:W32/Spybot.ACY.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It logs keystrokes and accepts control commands, such as launching denial of service attacks against websites.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:May 21, 2006
Detection updated on:May 21, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Spybot.ACY is a worm that spreads through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs, such as KaZaA.

Spybot.ACY logs keystrokes and stores them in text files. These text files are then sent via IRC.

In addition, Spybot.ACY accepts remote control commands, such as launching denial of service (DoS) attacks against websites.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Spybot.ACY is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.